Talk about the way United games work and portion, and lots of interesting news:
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Phil makes a special 'in-person' appearance on the podcast!
We went over the codebase for a Magic Screen game and I explained how and why each of the functions work the way that they do within the program.
Phil provided me with a good clue as to why the machines seemed too 'tight' - my mixers were able to move between 1 and 23 positions with each spin. In reality, they only move a small subset.
Speaking of code, I've pushed up a very large amount of code, for the first 50 games to the public repository: https://github.com/bingopodcast/bingos
My interview today is with bingo collector/repair person/player Keith Nickalo.
Keith has a fascinating website with information about some of the machines he has repaired, as well as documentation on various oddities:
The heavily modified Lotta Fun that Keith mentions is here: http://sites.google.com/site/
Some documentation on the Belgian games Keith converted are here: http://danny.cdyn.com/taito.